Steele Invites You to Travel Down His Private Road
Story: Sandy Graham
Born & raised in the small town of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Steele started out fishing with his brother and father. At the age of 18, Steele built a small fish n’ chips takeout that has since grown into one of Nova Scotia’s most renowned seafood restaurants and also has allowed him to pursue his passion – country music.
In 2001, his song “I’ll Be There” was elected by the United Nations as the theme song for International Year of the Volunteer. The song was broadcast in seventeen languages throughout 104 countries, launching this new, refreshing artist on the music map.
A self taught pianist and guitarist, Steele writes all his own tunes. His music is honest, heartfelt and keeps with the great tradition of country music while infusing Southern Rock sounds and issues. These lyrics will take you on a journey through his life and remind listeners of their own experiences.
The English and Scottish use of the nickname Steele defines it as a ‘hard worker who is considered strong and as durable as steel’, and this has been this young man’s nickname from a young age, showing he has the tenacity and strength to make it in the music industry. Steele is truly on the path to radio airplay and commercial success, and invites his fans to enjoy the ‘Private Road’ he is travelling on to get there.
‘Private Road’ has an energetic, saucy video, with a party atmosphere reminiscent of early Hank Williams Jr., with a cutaway of a steamy, romantic interlude on a private road, a lover’s lane scene at ‘that old private road where nobody goes, you could do what you want and nobody knows’ and ‘we can lay on our backs and count the stars, and get tangled up in each other’s arms’.
The fiddle playing would make Charlie Daniels proud, and the rock edge of the country guitars sound like The Allman Brothers (Eat A Peach) licks, mixed with current sounds of the country scene.
With the Steele telling you ‘We can go as far as we want to go down that old private road’ it is surely a trip to take – so check out his new self-titled CD – Steele.